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A little over $10 for ground FedEX shipping so I can't complain, I spend more at Frozen CPU via USPS for smaller stuff amazingly enough. Just hope its packaged well and not just thrown into an oversized envelope as i've never ordered from CM directly, so we shall see
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A little over $10 for ground FedEX shipping so I can't complain, I spend more at Frozen CPU via USPS for smaller stuff amazingly enough. Just hope its packaged well and not just thrown into an oversized envelope as i've never ordered from CM directly, so we shall see

 

You'll probably get that in a spare computer case box surrounded inside by paper.

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right now im not sure what i'm going to do, but something has to be done. i'm going to look into some 2.5 hdd's and see what they have to offer. i already own a two ssd's ,but i need a storage drive for other things like photo's and things like that. maybe i'll gp back to my 60 gig sdd for os,and my 128 gig for games? i would think that a 2.5 hdd would be good enough for photos and other stuff?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837

The Seagate Momentus XT 750GB would be a good choice. They're only $129 right now and still cheaper than a SSD. I have the older 500GB in my MacBook and was impressed on how it works. I've seen reports that the newer ones are much better with double the SSD cache. This is probably the fastest and largest 2.5" drive you can get right now without getting one of the expensive enterprise drives or a SSD.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837
The Seagate Momentus XT 750GB would be a good choice. They're only $129 right now and still cheaper than a SSD. I have the older 500GB in my MacBook and was impressed on how it works. I've seen reports that the newer ones are much better with double the SSD cache. This is probably the fastest and largest 2.5" drive you can get right now without getting one of the expensive enterprise drives or a SSD.

those are the ones i been looking at. the price is on par with the 3.5 hdd's, so i cant really complain. i'm still going over some idea's on what to do. i really hate to install my os back on my 64 gig ssd. i wonder how close the performance is between the 2.5 vs the 3.5 hdd?

i'm almost to the point where i want to just gut the bottom of the case and do thing's my way.
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http://reviews.cnet.com/internal-hard-drives/seagate-momentus-xt-500gb/4505-9998_7-34109211-2.html

Here's some testing done on the older one to give you an idea how it'll perform. The old one is about on par with a VelociRaptor and is certainly the cheapest $ per GB and remember in the new ones, they double the capacity of the caching and also upgraded to SATA III.
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they seem to have good enough performance to run my games from? i also didnt know that they make a 2.5 raptor drive. there a little pricey, but still cheaper than an ssd.

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they seem to have good enough performance to run my games from? i also didnt know that they make a 2.5 raptor drive. there a little pricey, but still cheaper than an ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236367

All VelociRaptor drives are actually a 2.5" form factor, but are usually built inside a 3.5" heatsink casing.
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All VelociRaptor drives are actually a 2.5" form factor, but are usually built inside a 3.5" heatsink casing.

that i did not know. i'm guessing theses would get rather hot without the heatsink?
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I've never seen how hot one of those get, but I'd always thought they were put inside that heatsink to help prevent vibrations from it spinning at 10K. Since the 2.5" drive brackets on the HAF XB don't have any cushion on them, they're all plastic, those vibrations are going to carry through the case.

But yes, the Momentus XT should run perfectly fine with games, especially games that you may play often.
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I've never seen how hot one of those get, but I'd always thought they were put inside that heatsink to help prevent vibrations from it spinning at 10K. Since the 2.5" drive brackets on the HAF XB don't have any cushion on them, they're all plastic, those vibrations are going to carry through the case.
But yes, the Momentus XT should run perfectly fine with games, especially games that you may play often.

you got me really thinking about trying one of theses drives out. to me its almost the perfect solution for my problems.
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